Today efforts to encourage innovation are found in research laboratories, factory assembly lines, quality circles, offices, government bureaucracies, service agencies, development programmes, social organizations, professional disciplines, classrooms, and health care institutions. Ways are required to support and reward innovative efforts and to spread successful innovations to other groups and wider applications. Innovation today is often linked to the strategy of participation, enabling organizations and societies to utilize more effectively all of the creative resources at their disposal. Interestingly enough, recent studies on innovations in industry suggest that most new applications and industrial products today are conceived not in research laboratories but by end-users who are faced with trying to invent new solutions to real needs.
2. Insofar as innovation is a natural human propensity, this strategy can base its power and impact on making the process conscious and controlling the process so as to support the broader aims of the organization or society.
3. "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources." (Albert Einstein).
4. To destroy is always the first step in any creation. (e.e. cummings).
2. Innovation can lead to an endless variety of improvements and adjustments. Without careful management and control, it may channel the energy and resources for profound social transformation into directionless and piecemeal tinkering.